The Self Describing Data Sets (SDDS) file protocol is the basis for a powerful and expanding toolkit of generic programs. These programs are used for simulation postprocessing, graphics, data preparation, program interfacing, and experimental data analysis.
This document describes Version 5.0 of the SDDS commandline toolkit. Those wishing to write programs using SDDS should consult the Application Programmer’s Guide for SDDS Version 1.5. The first section of the present document is shared with this reference.
This document does not describe SDDS-compliant EPICS applications, of which they are many. Some of these will be covered in a separate manual.